[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]
Mark McGwire's 70TH homerun ball sets another record--- Just how much did it go for at a New York auction last night?



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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
And here's a question that still remains unaswere?--- who is in charge of the Roanoke N-double- A-C-P chapter?
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Well, we know a COLD FRONT'S responsible for today's rainy outlook. Expect wet weather, but mild temperatures for the next couple of days.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-1 10:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Just who IS in charge of the Roanoke N-double-A-C-P chapter?
The leadership has been in limbo since out-going president Martin Jeffery challenged the election of Brenda Hale.
Chapter officials were going to make some kind of announcment after a meeting last night, but in the end, didn't say much.
Eric Earnhart reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A scheduled 8:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Hale/President-Elect; :28]
[SUPER=@eric1; :57]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


((A scheduled 8:00 press conference never materialized... Instead the doors at the meeting remained close... members of the press were not allowed in, or even near the meeting.
[SOT12:07:40]
[IN Q=]

((CAN YOU MOVE AWAY FROM THE DOOR PLEASE?)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=door please?]


At one point, Former chapter President Rev. Charles Green left the meeting.
[SOT 12:07:47]
[IN Q=cause what]

((REV. CHARLES GREEN/FORMER NAACP PRESIDENT; CAUSE WHAT HE'S DOING, THAT'S NOT RIGHT, THAT'S NOT RIGHT. )) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=that's not right]


Green wouldn't say who or what he was referring to.
A short time later, President-Elect Brenda Hale left the meeting, apparently STILL the president-ELECT.
[SOT 12:09:29]
[IN Q=I can't make]

((BRENDA HALE/PRESIDENT ELECT; I CAN'T MAKE ANY COMMENTS RIGHT NOW, NO COMMENTS, NO COMMENTS, NO COMMENTS RIGHT NOW.

IS THE SITUATION SETTLED? NO ITS NOT, NO ITS NOT SETTLED AND I CAN'T MAKE ANY COMMENTS RIGHT NOW)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=comments right now]


One of the board members did make a brief statement...
[SOT 12:10:57]
[IN Q=at this particular time]

((NAACP BOARD MEMBER; AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME, THERE WILL BE NO STATEMENT RELEASED, PRIOR TO INFORMATION WE ARE WAITING TO RECIEVE.... CAN YOU SAY WHO...? NO WE'RE NOT MAKING ANY COMMENT )) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=any comment]


And with that, the meeting ended.
[SOT 12:12:07]
[IN Q=you have]

(( [SLAM] YOU HAVE A GOOD NIGHT! )) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=a good night]

If the status quo continues, then Martin Jeffery would continue as acting president, but Jeffery left the meeting by another exit, and was not available for comment.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))


[S-XGR-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-75 1:55:42]
[GRAPHIC=VA Capitol]


If you had an extra billion dollars -- how would YOU spend it?
Virginia's 1999 General Assembly convenes today at noon for just six weeks of lawmaking this year.
And a billion dollar budget surplus may make the task easier.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:12:06]
[IN Q=You're going]

((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO HAVE BOTH, TAX REDUCTION AND INCREASED SPENDING... DIFFICULT TO DRAW SHARP LINES...INSIDE BASEBALL TYPE OF AFFAIRS.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=of affairs.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Analysts say you can expect some sharp differences on things like the right to die, a 24 hour waiting period for abortions, and controversial new license plates for Virginia motorists.
And you can expect complete coverage of the session from News-7 Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls-- beginnin later on News-7 at Noon.

[Sexual-Harrassment]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Supreme Court]


The U-S Supreme Court won't rule until July on a case that could affect virtually every school in the country.
Arguments were presented yesterday on a Sexual harassment case from Georgia.
At issue: should schools be held liable when they fail to stop students from sexually harassing other students?
Lee Cowan reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:13:11]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Forsyth, GA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Aurelia Davis/Mother; :30]
[SUPER=01-Verna Williams/National Women's Law Center; :50]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Rogers/N. O. W. Legal Defense Fund; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Julie Underwood/National School Board Association; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=the Supreme Court]

((IT'S AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL JUST LIKE ANY OTHER - ONLY WHAT HAPPENED IN THESE HALLS HAS FOUND IT'S WAY TO THESE; THE U-S SUPREME COURT.
( SOT AT 11:29:02 )

"This case has a great deal of implications." WILLIAM HENNESSY//COURTROOM ARTIST: IT IS ANYTHING BUT CHILD'S PLAY. THE QUESTION BEING ARGUED BEFORE THE COURT: CAN A SCHOOL BE HELD LIABLE WHEN ONE STUDENT SEXUALLY TAUNTS ANOTHER ON SCHOOL GROUNDS. IT'S SEXUAL TEASING THIS GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL SAYS MADE HER LIFE UNBEARABLE WHEN SHE WAS ONLY IN FIFTH GRADE. AURELIA DAVIS//MOTHER:
(( SOT AT 11:27:43 ))

"My daughter - to be safe at school." DESPITE COMPLAINTS TO TEACHERS AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS HERE AT HUBBARD ELEMENTARY, HER MOTHER CLAIMS THE HARASSMENT CONTINUED OUT IN THE OPEN FOR FIVE MONTHS - SO LONG HER GRADES SLIPPED AND SHE BEGAN CONTEMPLATING SUICIDE.
VERNA WILLIAMS//NAT'L WOMENS LAW CENTER: (( SOT 11:29:25))

"The school officials - cries for help." BUT THE ISSUE HAS RAISED THORNEY QUESTIONS OVER JUST HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH RESPONSIBILITY. (( GRAPHICS )) AFTER HEARING ORAL ARGUMENTS, JUSTICE SANDRA DAY O'CONNER MUSED: "LITTLE BOYS TEASE LITTLE GIRLS. IS EVERY ONE OF THESE INCIDENTS GOING TO LEAD TO A LAWSUIT?" DRAWING A LINE BETWEEN THE TWO IS EASIER SAID THAN DONE. KATHY ROGERS//N.O.W. LEGAL DEFENSE FUND: "If we win - not proper behavior." JULIE UNDERWOOD//NAT'L SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION: "We don't believe you should be taking - into the Federal Courts." (( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS )) "It was only a year ago the U-S Supreme Court reviewed a similar case in which a teacher was having a secret affair with a student. The Court refused to hold the Texas school liable in that case, but went on to say had the affair been known to school officials it may have ruled otherwise. Its final decisions is expected by July. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington."))

[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the Liberty Flames get doused by the Eagles.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey everybody]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=we'll see you then.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-10]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record] [Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Nedrow/Principal; :23]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :44]
[SUPER=01-Amy Clark/Cosmetology Program; 1:31]
[RUNS=2:26]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Votech))

[McGwire-Ball]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Mark McGwire's 70th home-run is setting another record.
This time, the ball McGwire turned into the homer has fetched a record three million dollars at auction an auction last night.
The identity of the buyer has not been released.
Maureen Maher reports from New York.
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[SOT]

[4:07:12]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Irwin Sternberg/Lost Out In Bidding; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Philip Ozersky/Sold 70th Homerun Ball; 1:29 ]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; 1:35]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York]

(((open with nats of 400-thousand dollar bids...) From the moment the bidding began, it was going....
(nats of auction of price getting higher and higher...)

going...
(nats of "Sold for 2.7 million dollars)

gone...The baseball batted into the history books with Mark McGwire's 70th home run, had sailed past another a record... The final bid of two-point-seven million dollars beat last November's paultry 126-thousand dollars for the first homer in Yankee Stadium, hit by Babe Ruth. McGwire's baseball was first on a list of some 40 significant ballpark momentos auctioned off at Madison Square Garden - autographed baseballs by Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron's 755th homer, a vintage bat, and a jersey worn by the other big slugger of the '98 season - Sammy Sosa... Like all games of chance, there are winners and losers... like the guy who lost out on the McGwire ball by a measley 100-thousand... Irwin Sternberg/Lost Out In Bidding: Hopes that baseball can be displayed for everyone to see... The big winner of the million dollar baseball hasn't stepped up to the plate yet, bidding anonymously over the phone... but for the guy who dove face first under a set of bleachers to retrive the ball, 2.7 million is going to buy a lot more Saturday afternoon's at the ol'ball park.... Philip Ozersky/Sold 70th Homerun Ball "Who would have thought a 10 dollar baseball would go for 2.7 million dollars....
(Stand-Up) A few years back who would have thought baseball could

ever redeem itself from mounds of bad press - so maybe the biggest winner isn't the last one with the baseball - maybe its the two guys who brought the baseball to life - and the rest of us who got to cheer them on while they did it... MM CBS News.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The winning bidder also had to pay more than 300-thousand dollars to the auction house-- sending the total figure over the three million mark.

[Monty-Secretary]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney Phil Keith says he NEVER suspected a former secretary of criminal activity.
48- year old Linda Hodges Helm worked for Keith for about two years before resigning late last year.
She was indicted yesterday for possession of cocaine.
She's also charged with obstruction of justice-- for allegedly hampering the work of prosecutors and law enforcement officers.
Keith says Helm was a good friend and secretary.
He says law enforcement officers came to him AFTER Helm had resigned saying they had reason to believe she was involved in drugs.
Radford Commonwealth's attorney Randal Duncan has since been appointed as special prosecutor but did NOT want to elaborate on the case.

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, a new drug is lowering inherited high cholesterol levels in young boys.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( PRESIDENT CLINTON WANTS TO HELP DISABLED AMERICANS LOOKING TO RETURN TO WORK.
---VO---
VT=VO


THE PRESIDENT WILL ASK CONGRESS TO SPEND TWO BILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS TO GUARANTEE HEALTH INSURANCE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE WHO RETURN TO THE WORK FORCE.
THE MONEY WILL ALSO PROVIDE TAX CREDITS AND BETTER REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DISABLED AMERICANS.
----VO----
VT=VO


BOYS WITH CHOLESTEROL PROBLEMS CAN BENEFIT FROM A DRUG THAT IS WIDELY USED BY ADULTS TO TREAT THE SAME CONDITION.
RESULTS OF A NEW STUDY SHOW THE DRUG SOLD UNDER THE NAME MEVACOR LOWERED INHERITED HIGH CHOLESTEROL AMONG BOYS AGE 10- 17.
THE GENETICALLY CAUSED DISORDER CANNOT BE CONTROLLED BY DIET AND OFTEN LEADS TO HEART DISEASE IF NOT CONTROLLED.
(MIKA)
ONCAM=MIKA


AND AETNA HEALTHCARE IS ABOUT TO GIVE ITS SIX MILLION MANAGED HEALTHCARE CUSTOMERS THE RIGHT TO APPEAL ITS DENIALS OF MEDICAL COVERAGE TO AN OUTSIDE DOCTOR REVIEW BOARD.
AETNA WILL BE THE NATION'S BIGGEST H-M-O OFFERING SUCH A REVIEW WHEN THE PROGRAM BEGINS IN JULY.
AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



(I'll Call for board)
[ESS#8700]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


President Clinton's lawyers are due to file their impeachment brief with the Senate today, a day before House prosecutors begin outlining the case for removing Mr. Clinton from office.
An adviser says the brief will probably make much of denials of the President's wrongdoing from Monica Lewinsky and others.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A sheriff in Reno, Nevada, says a comment overheard at a party led to arrest warrants for three men in the slaughter of 34 wild horses in late December.
A local construction worker has been arrested, and two young Marines who are from the area are in custody in California.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Michael Jordan is expected to bid farewell to the N-B-A later today.
The mega-superstar is retiring after a spectacular career that will be the benchmark for all who follow.
Ten scoring titles, five league M-V-P's and six N-B-A championships..just the tip of the iceberg.. for the player many will remember as the Babe Ruth of basketball.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, January 13th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[ANIMAL-ABUSE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two Marines and a construction worker have been named as suspects in the killing of dozens of wild horses.
The pictures we are about to show may be upsetting to some people.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Some 34 wild horses were shot to death last month near Reno, Nevada.
Some of the horses were maimed and at least one was blasted with a chemical fire extinguisher.
Reno Police they acted on a tip someone heard at a party.
The construction worker is in custody in Reno.
The Marines are being held in California.
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[IMPEACHMENT]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Senate Trial]


Impeachment trial opening arguments don't begin until tomorrow....
(-----------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:11:30]
But that didn't stop the Clinton administration from launching an attack yesterday on the trial brief filed by the House.
Describing the case as a "cheap mystery".. the president's camp said it is full of overblown rhetoric.
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[SOT]

[4:12;28-35]
[IN Q=]

((MCCOLLUM:ALL I CAN SAY...THIS IS A SERIOUS MATTER.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bill McCollum/(R) Florida;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=This is a serious matter.]
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[VO-NAT]


President Clinton's lawyers are due to file their impeachment brief later today.
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[ANCHOR=]
[ss=Paula Jones]


Meantime, President Clinton's legal mess with Paula Jones is over.
Yesterday, he mailed a check to her for 850-thousand dollars that settles Jones' sexual harassment case.

[2-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-1 10:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The controvery and mystery surrounding the Roanoke NAACP chapter continues.
The leadership has been in limbo since out-going president Martin Jeffery challenged the election of Brenda Hale.
Chapter officials were going to make some kind of announcment after a meeting last night, but in the end, didn't say much.
Eric Earnhart reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A scheduled 8:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Hale/President-Elect; :28]
[SUPER=@eric1; :57]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


((A scheduled 8:00 press conference never materialized... Instead the doors at the meeting remained close... members of the press were not allowed in, or even near the meeting.
[SOT12:07:40]
[IN Q=]

((CAN YOU MOVE AWAY FROM THE DOOR PLEASE?)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=door please?]


At one point, Former chapter President Rev. Charles Green left the meeting.
[SOT 12:07:47]
[IN Q=cause what]

((REV. CHARLES GREEN/FORMER NAACP PRESIDENT; CAUSE WHAT HE'S DOING, THAT'S NOT RIGHT, THAT'S NOT RIGHT. )) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=that's not right]


Green wouldn't say who or what he was referring to.
A short time later, President-Elect Brenda Hale left the meeting, apparently STILL the president-ELECT.
[SOT 12:09:29]
[IN Q=I can't make]

((BRENDA HALE/PRESIDENT ELECT; I CAN'T MAKE ANY COMMENTS RIGHT NOW, NO COMMENTS, NO COMMENTS, NO COMMENTS RIGHT NOW.

IS THE SITUATION SETTLED? NO ITS NOT, NO ITS NOT SETTLED AND I CAN'T MAKE ANY COMMENTS RIGHT NOW)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=comments right now]


One of the board members did make a brief statement...
[SOT 12:10:57]
[IN Q=at this particular time]

((NAACP BOARD MEMBER; AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME, THERE WILL BE NO STATEMENT RELEASED, PRIOR TO INFORMATION WE ARE WAITING TO RECIEVE.... CAN YOU SAY WHO...? NO WE'RE NOT MAKING ANY COMMENT )) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=any comment]


And with that, the meeting ended.
[SOT 12:12:07]
[IN Q=you have]

(( [SLAM] YOU HAVE A GOOD NIGHT! )) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=a good night]

If the status quo continues, then Martin Jeffery would continue as acting president, but Jeffery left the meeting by another exit, and was not available for comment.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))


[E-L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-73 1:12:47]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg]


One major shopping center has been given the green light.. another is still "stuck in traffic" after a public hearing last night in Lynchburg.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


After two months of debate and study, city council voted 5- to- 2 to approve a 38- million- dollar shopping center off Graves Mill Road.
The vote came after the developer agreed to make certain road improvements that will alleviate traffic problems in the area.
"Creekside Center" figures to create hundreds of new jobs for the area once it's completed by the spring of 2001.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 22:14:26]
[IN Q=I hope our]

((BERT DODSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I HOPE OUR CITY COUNCIL TAKES A POSITION OF BEING PRO- DEVELOPMENT, PRO FREE ENTERPRISE. AND I MAKE A MOTION THAT WE APPROVE THE ZONING REQUEST.))
[SUPER=01-Bert Dodson/Lynchburg Council Member; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=the zoning request.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Council postponed action on ANOTHER shopping center proposal.. this one for a 58- acre tract of land near the Route 460 interchange.
Council members want to give engineers time to complete a study on how the 325- thousand square foot project would impact traffic on the heavily- traveled Wards Road area.
(----------------)


[E-Franklin-Football]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-72 1:50:47]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Some Franklin County parents say grades are worth more than touchdowns -- they want the school board to worry more about academics than football.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Franklin County students scored higher than the state average on the standards of learning test.
But they still failed 22 of 27 categories.
So when the school board said elementary school children will start learning football skills to boost the team's record, some parents weren't cheering.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:36:39]
[IN Q=I feel like]

((TRACIE HALE/FERRUM EL. PTO: I FEEL LIKE AT THIS POINT THAT THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS WE NEED TO BE FOCUSING ON ESPECIALLY SINCE WE JUST RECEIVED OUR S-O-L SCORES, THAT TEACHING FOOTBALL AT THIS LEVEL IS TOO EARLY.))
[SUPER=01-Tracie Hale/Ferrum Elementary PTO;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=is too early]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But the school board points out it's trying to boost those test scores -- by hiring four new people, offering lunchtime tutoring, and matching course material to test questions.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:04:33]
[IN Q=We're doing]

((WE'RE DOING A GOOD DEAL ACADEMICALLY INCLUDING HIRING ADDITIONAL STAFF AND REALLY FOCUSING ON WHAT WE'RE DOING FOR OUR STUDENTS AND THAT'S MAKING SURE WE'RE TEACHING THE S-O-L'S.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Corallo/Assistant Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=S-O-L'S]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


School board officials say as more state funds come in they will hire even more teachers to reach their goal.
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[S-Coach-Charge]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-65 1:54:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Will the Hampton Roads hockey coach face assault charges in Roanoke?
We should know today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell reportedly will decide today whether John Brophy's rampage should lead to criminal charges.
Brophy was caught on tape shoving members of the Civic Center events staff -- and a Roanoke police officer -- Sunday night.
The East Coast Hockey League is also considering some action against Brophy.
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As we told you]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Nedrow/Principal; :21]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :57]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Kessinger/Floral Design-Horticulture Pgm.; 1:21]
[RUNS=2:36]
[OUT Q=hard work]


[Steve Live]

(I'll Call for board)
[ESS#8700]



[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:Votech))

[E-Clearbrook]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=99-2 10:01]
[GRAPHIC=Highway Safety]


You may want to slow down if you travel Route 220 in the Clearbrook Area.
Last year police gave out an average of 82 speeding tickets a month there.
Now Roanoke County police are writing about 100-tickets EACH DAY.
David Johnson has more..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WAY TOO MANY]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :01]
[SUPER=01-Pam Kingery/Kingery Bros. Store; :35]
[SUPER=@David1; :51]
[RUNS=:58]
[OUT Q=Djo, N7, Roanoke County.]
(([SOT=00:45:07]
[IN Q=WAY TOO]

((OFFICER MATT VIAR/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE DEPT.; WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE DIE OUT HERE.))
[RUNS= 02]
[OUT Q=DIE OUT HERE.]

Matt Viar is one of several Roanoke County officers who are trying to cut down on those numbers. So unmarked cars run radar on Route-220 between Clearbrook Elementary and Route-657, monitoring the road frequently and at random. Motorists who ignore the warning signs find themselves explaining their offense. [NAT-SOUND/00:51:39 plus some siren sounds before hand.] ((YOU ENTERED RADAR AT 61 MPH IN A POSTED 45 ZONE. I guess I was keeping up with traffic. I really wasn't paying attention.))
[RUNS= 10]

For the most part, members of the community are content that the area is gradually becoming safer.
[SOT=02:21:26]
[IN Q=I THINK THE]

((PAM KINGERY/KINGERY BROS. STORE; I THINK THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THE BUSINESSES, THE CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS, WE ALL REALLY APPRECIATE IT.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=APPRECIATE IT.]

But the area's civic league says slowing traffic down is not the total solution. The group wants to have more turning lanes on the roadway and has applied for funding to keep officers on duty all the time for long periods of time. [STAND-UP/]
[RUNS= 15]))


[E-Beepers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-78 39:15]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Capitol]


The BUZZ at the Virginia State Capitol this year is just that-
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


We're talking about vibrating pagers on all one hundred members of the House of Delegates.
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((DEL. ALLEN DUDLEY/R-ROCKY MOUNT: WELL IT'S KIND OF LIKE, WHAT'S THE STEAK HOUSE THAT YOU GO TO THAT...TABLE READY?))

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The idea is to keep Delegates from waiting in committee rooms for their bills to come up.
The new beepers cost 22-thousand dollars.
It's believed to be the only state in the nation beeping its lawmakers.
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We'll have complete coverage of the six week session beginning today on News-7 at Noon.

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Michael Jordan is expected to announce his retirement from the N-B-A today.
It will be a huge blow to the league, as it trys to lure back fans following a six-month lockout.
Drew Levinson has more on the man considered to be America's greatest basketball player.
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(((NATSOUND PLAYING) IF THE REPORTS ARE TRUE-IT'S THE WAY MICHAEL JORDAN ALWAYS SAID HE WOULD LEAVE-ON TOP.
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LAST JUNE TIME STOOD STILL AS THE MAN SIMPLY KNOWN AS "AIR" HIT A LAST SECOND GAME CLINCHING JUMPSHOT TO LEAD HIS CHICAGO BULLS TO A SIXTH NBA TITLE. IT APPARENTLY WAS HIS WAY OF SAYING GOODBYE. FOR A MAN WHO HAS ALWAYS HAD A FLAIR FOR THE DRAMATIC-IT WAS THE PICTURE PERFECT ENDING.. BJ ARMSTRONG/FORMER TEAMATE: "If there's way to go out I think as an athlete that's the wy to go out. He went out on top." ON THE COURT MICHAEL JORDAN WAS MUCH MORE THAN A BASKETBALL PLAYER SIMPLY PUTTNG A ROUND BALL THROUGH A HOOP AND A NET.
TO MANY HE WAS AN ARTIST---THE MAN WITH THE GLISTENING BALD HEAD AND

WAGGING TONGUE SEEMED TO DEFY GRAVITY WHILE PEFORMING AN AERIAL BALLET. MOST EXPERTS AGREE HE WAS THE BEST HOOPSTER EVER. JOHNNY BACH, FORMER COACH: "paraphrase: comparing him to babe ruth" A SKINNY MICHAEL JORDAN FIRST MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF IN 1982 BY HITTING THE GAME- WINNING SHOT TO GIVE THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. HE WON TWO OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS, 10 NBA SCORING TITLES, AND FIVE LEAGUE AND SIX CHAMPIONSHIP MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARDS. HE WAS THE MOST MARKETABLE ATHLETE IN HISTORY AND HE EVEN STARRED IN HIS OWN MOVIE. THOSE WERE THE HIGHS-BUT THERE WERE LOWS, NONE MORESO THAN THE MURDER OF HIS FATHER. AFTER THAT HE TRADED IN THE NET FOR A BAT-BUT IN 1995 UN-RETIRED AND-HARDLY MISSED A STEP. BUT NOW AT 35 HE'S APPARENTLY RETIRING AGAIN.
SOT-MAN IN BASEBALL CAP WITH GLASSES

"You know, he's done a lot with his career, and I think it is time he moves on and does something else." LEVINSON: "What that will be? We don't know.but Michael Jordan has admitted he wouldn't mind playing professional golf. That is unless he un-retires again, but that's not likely. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Chicago.))

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In sports, how much would someone pay for McGwire's 70th homerun ball?
Steve Mason has the answer.
Good Morning Steve.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The mystery surrounding the Roanoke N-double-A-C-P chapter continues.
Chapter leadership held a closed-door meeting last night and members said little to reporters as they left.
President-Elect Brenda Hale did say the issue is not settled.
The controversy began when outgoing president Martin Jeffrey challenged Hale's election.
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The 19-99 General Assembly session opens today and members will have some new toys-- in the form of pagers.
The idea is to keep Delegates from waiting in committee rooms for their bills to come up.
The new beepers cost 22-thousand dollar.
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We should find out later today if Hampton-Roads coach John Brophy will face criminal charges.
Brophy began shoving Roanoke civic center staff and a police officer after a hockey game Sunday night.
Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell is likely decide today if Brophy should be charged with assault.
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